Mar 25, 2013 11:00pm EDT
results. >> any other questions. thank you very much. [applause] general john allen you can watch this entire remarks from the brookings institution at c-span.org. >> i've known president very well for some period of time. let me take a minute to talk about my own relationship. it's in that context i hear those comments. i've known since early i didn't '09 but got to know him very well from the time i took command in mid '11 to draw freeze from ryan's book president karzai has the hardest job on the planet. with the numbers of years he's been in place, the things that he has had to deal with on a regular basis he has -- he does have a difficult mission. he has a difficult set of challenges on any given day on virtually all issues. he has to balance a domestic constituency that is both triable and ethic, he has to balance his rhetoric with the potential for peace. he has to balance what he says with regard to his regional anybody -- neighbors. all of that goes in to the pot, i think, what he says and how he says it and where he says it. when i was in afghanistan, my mother passed away.
Mar 18, 2013 11:00pm EDT
his degree from the john hopkins university public health school. we also have the director of public policy -- excuse me, public health policy and the office of health reform of u.s. of services where she oversees the coordinated and timely implementation of the public-health prevention and health care workforce. previously, the oldest lease share the test was with her for the caucus. she is a master of health and administration at the university of north carolina and her undergraduate education at the university of california berkeley. we had advocacy for it federal programs. and the national hiv aids strategy. he completed his work in psychiatry and begin with hiv career in 2003. he shortly learned of his own hiv diagnosis at that time. and we have the deputy director who builds consumer participation in the health care system. she has more than 25 years of experience and is responsible for developing and supervising technical-based assistant programs, including health reform. and she teaches a course in community organizing. in 2004 and 2005, she was one of modern health ca
Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
of the record. >> got it. >> grs recently put out a memo by john reece about the definition of homeland security. the organization that doesn't know is going flounder in certain areas. we made it an all hazard risk prevention risk agency which is a possibility. you can't eliminate all risk. nor even if we could, we couldn't afford to. i look forward to all of your comments today and have frank discussions. senator carper and i over the next four years will oversite every corner of homeland security for the transparency that needs to be there, and also to see the improvement. and i appreciate his cooperation. and his leadership in doing so. i think it's healthy for you all and certainly healthy for the congress. we make a lot of decisions and a lot of times without the input that we need to have from the agencies, and getting to know what you do and how do you it and understand that better can help us as we direct funds. so i'm thankful for your work, i'm thankful your dedicated service. >> thank you, sir. senator johnson. >> mr. chairman, i wasn't prepared. ly take the opportun